Police: Driver Was Doing Heroin When Car Hit Power Pole

ATLANTA — Atlanta police said a driver who hit a power pole Sunday had bought heroin and was administering it when he lost control of his vehicle.Michael Sweeny was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for an overdose and later arrested and charged with p…

Georgia Lands No. 10 Seed In NCAA Tourney

ATLANTA — Georgia coach Mark Fox received a 4 a.m. wake-up question from his 8-year-old daughter, Olivia, on Sunday. “She asked if we were in the big dance yet,” Fox said. “I told her she needed to go back to bed and she said, ‘Daddy, it’s Sunday. …

Ga. Doctor Pleads Guilty To Medicaid Fraud

THOMASTON, Ga. — A Thomaston pediatrician faces 10 years of probation after authorities said she cheated Medicaid out of more than $500,000.The Telegraph newspaper in Macon reported that Dr. Kathy Mansfield pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud. The Georgi…

Georgia Tech Head Basketball Coach Let Go

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech’s head mean’s basketball coach Paul Hewitt has been “relieved of his duties,” according to the school’s athletic website. Tech Athletics Director Dan Radakovich made the announcement Saturday.”I am very appreciative of Pau…

Clayton Police Car Stolen

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A marked Clayton County police car was stolen Friday. The car turned up the next day, but police are still looking for the thief.

Clayton Police Car Stolen
A Clayton officer parked his car at the Lakeside apartment complex on Ri…

NFL Union Decertifies As Talks Break Down

The NFL players’ union has decertified, making the league’s first work stoppage since 1987 a near-certainty.After 16 days of mediated talks with the NFL, the sides could not reach agreement on a new deal. The current one expires at the end of Friday, a…

Man Wins Wedding Ring Given To Salvation Army

DALTON, Ga. — A north Georgia man is the winning bidder on the diamond wedding ring a bride anonymously donated to the Salvation Army during its annual Red Kettle drive.The couple, who are trying to guard their identity, walked up to a bell ringer on…

Ga. Woman Certified As World’s Oldest Person

MONROE, Ga. — Georgia’s 114-year-old Besse Cooper got a visit from Guinness World Records to certify her as the world’s oldest living person. Surrounded by family, Cooper accepted a plaque during a small ceremony at a Monroe nursing home…

ATL NEWS – Woman Pleads Guilty To Murdering College Student

CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — A woman pleaded guilty Thursday morning to murdering a Cobb County college student.Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge was at the Carroll County courthouse where a 9 a.m. hearing was held for 30-year-old Farrah Strength. Strength entered a…

Thieves Hit VFW Post, Steal Money Meant For Charities

MARIETTA, Ga. — Police in Marietta want to know who smashed their way through a VFW hall.The theft happened sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.

VFW Targeted By Thieves

“I was stunned,” said bingo player Margaret Smith.Post 2681 hosts b…